Alzheimer’s Australia

Working with Families in a dementia care partnership

In this session, Participants will be given a review of the impact of dementia on the person, their families and carers. The focus will be on care partnerships allowing participants to understand the value of family and carer contributions to the shared responsibilities of care.

Participants will learn how to identify strategies for improving interaction between services and families/carers in order to be more responsive to their needs.

Date: Thursday, 15 June 2017
Time: 9am – 12pm
Presenter: Andrew Austin, Alzhemer’s Australia

Challenging Perceptions of Behaviour Associated with Dementia

This workshop aims to challenge care providers understanding of changes in behaviour that are associated with dementia, particularly those behaviours that may be considered difficult. It raises awareness and encourages practical strategies based in research, to prevent, minimise and understand behaviour that is distressing or dangerous for the person or others.

Participants will examine the biological, psychological, social and environmental factors that contribute to behaviour change and will explore ways to meet behaviourally expressed need for people living with dementia.

The importance of self-reflection and self-care form part of this holistic approach.

Date: Thursday, 15 June 2017
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Presenter: Andrew Austin, Alzhemer’s Australia